This week: in 87, Dirty Dancing debuts while the Garbage Pail Kids movie stinks and Zelda hits the US. In 97, Chris Tucker makes Money Talk while Demi Moore enlists as GI Jane. 07 treats us kindly with BioShock, the debut of Yo Gabba Gabba, and a bizarre answer at the Miss Teen USA pageant.
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THIS WEEK’S TOPICS
Hamlet Goes Business: directed by Aki Kaurismaki
The Big Easy: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin
The Garbage Pail Kid Movie (ugh)
Born in East LA: Cheech Marin, Daniel Stern
Dirty Dancing: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey
August 18 – Rod Roddy becomes permanent Price as Right announcer
August 22 – The Legend of Zelda releases in the US
New releases: New releases: Dirty Dancing soundtrack, “The Lonesome Jubilee” by John Cougar Mellencamp, “Out of the Blue” by Debbie Gibson
New releases: “In Deep” by Tina Arena, Fleetwood Mac’s “The Dance” live album, “Daisy” by Dog’s Eye View, and “Midnite Love” by Shaggy.
“D’You Know What I Mean?” off “Be Here Now” by Oasis.
GI Jane (no. 1 at the box office): Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen
Money Talks: Chris Tucker, Charlie Sheen
Mimic: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, dir. Guillermo del Toro
Masterminds: Patrick Stewart, Vincent Kartheiser
MSNBC airs its final edition of The Site, an internet-focused show on 8/18. However, much of the cast and technology used for the show (including a CGI animated cohost) would be moved to ZDTV, which would become Tech TV, which would become G4
“Boyz” from “Kala” by MIA
New releases: “Under the Blacklight” Rilo Kiley’s final album, “Challengers” by New Pronographers, “Eardrum” by Talib Kweli, “One Man Band Man” – the studio debut of Swizz Beatz, “and Conviction” by Aiden
Mr. Bean’s Holiday: Rowan Atkinson
Resurrecting the Champ: Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett
The Nanny Diaries: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney
War: Jet Li, Jason Statham
8/20/07 – Yo Gabba Gabba debuts
8/24/07 – Miss Teen USA 2007 features the most memorable beauty pageant answer ever
Trapped in the Closet chapters 13-22 released. (1-12 were released in 2005, 23-33 in 2012).